Arizona State Musem Extension

Decontextualization is what happens when local, and cultural influences are also seen as limiting factors and are, for that reason, excluded  - Jose Garcia.
The Arizona State Museum was originally built in 1926 with additions added in 1952 and 1963. The last addition was added to hold more exhibition space but was not thought through architecturally. The design I have proposed for this project is to redo both extensions in a meaningful way and showcase how the ASM was designed through  Decontextualization through time. Influenced from the Boston Public Library, which was influenced by the Bibliotheque Saint Geneve, The Arizona State Museum extension encompasses both builidngs into one.

Arizona State Museum
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Yara Hadi
(401) 340-8611